The OG of OVPP
June 11, 2014 1:18 PM Subscribe
posted by Iridic (9 comments total)
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Some highlights from Joshua Rifkin's
Academic and practical consensus still favors traditional Bach arrangements, but Rifkin's "One Voice Per Part" theory inspired a number of daring performances and recordings
. Some examples:
-The opening of Bach's "Saint Matthew Passion;"
performed by the Dunedin Consort, with John Butt directing. 8 singers total. (For comparison, listen
to Ton Koopman approach the same work with dozens of choristers.)
-"Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen;"
performed by Joshua Rifkin and the Bach Ensemble. 4 singers. (Compare a version
by Philippe Herreweghe, godfather of traditional-instrument practice.)
Rifkin and The Bach Ensemble. 4 singers. (Compare
Herreweghe, Gustav Leonhardt and Collegium Vocale Gent.)
-"Christ lag in Todesbanden,"
by Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Consort & Players. 4 singers. (Compare
Gillesberger, Harnoncourt, and a throng of Viennese musicians.)
-A very different orchestral rendition of the Beatles.
-A guide to Bach's cantatas
, with a comment
on OVPP by reemonster.